Dental negligence

#1 2018-09-03 15:01:11
Olga

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Dental negligence

Hi.
I had filling done about month-two ago (molar tooth). It did not feel comfortable from the beginning but I thought I need some time to get used to. I had to visit my dentist couple more times because of other teeth and I have complained every time that this filling feels to high. She drilled it both times. It felt more comfortable last time but not perfect, she was in the rush so I left it and my mouth was numb from other treatment so I could not tell for sure.
Then my tooth cracked after couple weeks.
I went to the clinic to ask for a manager, been promised appointment. Came next day, manager did not show up (Ive been told she had a meeting that she forgot to mention to the receptionist). Ive asked to call me when manager will be available as I was availabe every day after 2pm, Ive got promise to get a call. Its been more than a week but Ive never received a call.
I dont want to see same dentist again because she obviously cracked my tooth and also I have some suspicions about my other teeth. She wanted to do root canal treatment or extraction for one of my tooth based on the strong pain I had, and I was the one to convince her to do filling as I just had a crack in the old filling and when I was getting some air or liquid there, it was quite painful. And she refused to do onlay on one of my teeth because of infection in the gum. She showed Xray to me but I couldnt see the infection. That tooth cracked and during tooth extraction she mentioned that infection again, but strangely dental nurse said she can not see any infection. So I lost trust in this dentist.
I am not sure what are my next steps. Should I just go to another dentist and ask for advice and fix the tooth?
Should I start small claim court online? Do I need to request my dental history? Do I need to get solicitors advice or damage is too small and claim will cover just solicitors fee and I will end up with zero?
Thank you.
Kind regards, Olga

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